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Feb 25, 2013 1:40am EST
during much of her period at the u.n. has been an ambassador to the u.n. who is liked by the u.n. bureaucracy by the other ambassador. there has been a strong sense that she sees the capitol of the world -- capital but not in turtle bay in washington, d.c. she spent much of her time during the first term in washington, and i think there's a sort of weird sense that bolton hated the institution but engaged with it. a granular level in which the attitude from the obama administration has been we love the institution. we have got our own sort of thing going on. i think it's a very open question at this point. which of the two ambassadors by implications, which of the two administrations is actually sized up and sorted of priced the u.n. more accurately. the one that engages with it in order to sort of really make sure that it doesn't do anything the u.s. doesn't like or one which apparently on the surface has more love for it. at the same time it's disengaged. it's not fair for ambassador rice. her engagement is where it should be. she's living day and night in the accident occurty
Feb 24, 2013 1:20pm EST
the worst part of the u.n. rather than the best part. but the reality is the security council is operating to a fair extent as its framers intended, meaning they had a pretty good idea when they created this in 1945, they knew what they were trying to fix. what they were trying to fix with the league of nations in which everybody got the same for come everybody got the same voice, everybody got the impact, powerful countries, not so powerful, the whole thing. it was a disaster and so they saw the falling of the part of the donations and they were not going to let that happen again in the way to do that was to deliberately create a body called the security council in which the great powers come in the good ones, the bad ones would be there. and if they deadlocked, they deadlocked. couldn't go against the will of been a single permanent veto bearing on her, but it is enabled them to keep the lines within the tent rather than having them go out by an start hacking away at it from the outside. so despite these and that problems the security council has, this is actually fairly suc
Feb 25, 2013 1:00am EST
kenneth anderson sat down with booktv to discuss his book living within the u.n. in which he argues some organizations are worth supporting while others are not. it's about 40 minutes. >> living with the u.n. is american responsibilities and international order. kenneth anderson as the author. professor anderson, what parts of the u.n. work? >> this is going to sound a little heretical. probably the best part of the u.n. in terms of its working is the security council. that's got to see in a little bit strange. >> why do you say that? >> two distinct reason. one of us is watching and we see things like syria unfolding in the obstruction and the security council and the ability to come together to resolve these kind of major humanitarian disasters that involved officious dictators slaughtering people so you look at that and you think this has to be the worst part of the u.n. rather than the best part of the reality is that the security council was operating through a fair extent as it is intended meaning they had a pretty good idea of the new with you are trying to fix and what they were
Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm PST
in cuba. captioned by the national captioning institute >> a u.n. human rights investigator says it's time for the international criminal court to investigate war crimes in syria. she was a former chief prosecutor at the criminal court before she joined the u.n. >> the statement was made in geneva after an inquiry on syria released athey have askede accountability for violence is created by both sides. it has already claimed an estimated 70,000 lives. >> distressing images showing the aftermath of a helicopter assaults on aleppo. 20 were killed. this is just one many incidents of war crimes documented in the civil conflict. murder, torture, and rape becoming commonplace in a war becoming more chaotic by the day. this is the conclusion of the u.n. commission of inquiry on syria whose findings were presented. it says that the civilian population is bearing the brunt of the widening violence. >> there is a food shortage, especially bread. bakeries have been attacked. there is a need for water. hospitals have been bombed. >> experts have found a war crimes committed
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
treatment in cuba. also ahead, the u.n. finds new evidence of war crimes in syria, accusing both sides of torture and rape. and clashes with police in spain. and i'm andrew thomas in australia on a tape that could determine what rights people have when they put photos online. >> he hasn't been seen or heard in public for two months but chavez is back in the lime light. he has returned to venezuela. the news of his arrival triggered celebrations on the streets from his supporters. our latin american editor has the story. >> outside of caracas, a special area set aside for people to be close to their president. after two-month absence, the ailing leader used twitter to announce his return. we have arrived again to the venezuela wail an homeland. we will continue the treatment here, he wrote. it was the longest the president had been away and unlike previous returns, this was a quiet homecoming under the quiet of darkness far from tv cameras. but it was for these people. >> we await you with open arms. we love you and will support you forever. >> chavez left for cuba in early december for
Feb 10, 2013 6:30am EST
. and not even secret. but it is troubling. so troubling that the u.n. has just decided to launch an investigation on the impacts of drone strikes on thousands of civilians. question. will the u.n. human rights council rule that drone use violates international law do you think, pat buchanan? >> i don't think they l. if they do, john, it doesn't make any difference. but we really ought to be concerned about these drones. they're a tremendously effective weapon. they save our pilots and the rest of it. but the collateral damage, the killing of civilians, the killing of children, the tremendous alienation they've increased all over this region has resulted in al-qaida frankly getting a tremendous number of new recruits. are we recruiting more enemies than we're killing? that's the key question when you look to see how al-qaida is no longer just in afghanistan but six or seven other countries, because al-qaida is expanding. are we winning the war is the question, john. >> well, with drones, you don't see boots on the ground, and they're not easy to count, and the question is good. th
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
and the u.n. adopted measures to hold governments accountable for the protection of their own citizens. >> the doctrine of the responsibility to protect, as you know, came out after the nato intervention in kosovo without the security council mandate and at that time kofi annan was posing the question, you know, when it is legitimate for like-minded countries, nato in that case, to step up and come in and protect civilians without having the security council approval. >> the r2p standard as it's known is pretty basic. it says that when a country is unwilling or unable to protect its citizens from mass atrocities it is now the responsibility of the world community to intervene. >> i am a strong believer in the doctrine of the responsibility to protect which was adopted by all the world's nations in 2005 and says, "if you are a sovereign nation you have a responsibility to protect your citizens from genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, grave and systematic war crime. long-term a world in which a dictator has to think twice before he starts massacring his own people is a w
Feb 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
, kenneth anderson sat down with her tv to discuss his book, living with the u.n., in which he argues some organizations that were supporting while others are not. it's about 40 minute. >> host: "living with the un: american responsibilities and international order." kenneth anderson is the author. professor andersen, what parts of the u.n. work? >> guest: this is going to sound a little heretical. probably the best part of the u.n. in terms of its quirkiness the security council and that's got to seem a little bit strange. >> host: why do you say that? >> guest: is to seem strange for two distinct reasons. all of us watch the news and see things like syria unfolding and obstruction in the security council. we see the inability to come together in order to resolve these major humanitarian disasters th
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
in tokyo. north korea on tuesday defied u.n. resolutions to conduct a nuclear test. members of the security council held an emergency meeting to discuss their response. our u.n. correspondent mik miki ebara is on the line. what were the reactions from the security council members to the north korean nuclear test? >> reporter: the members were united in their condemnation of the test. south korean foreign minister kim sung hwan presided over the emergency session that lasted for an hour and a half and issued a press statement. >> the members of the security council strongly condemned this test, which is a grave violation of the security council resolution. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, echoed the strong criticism. >> the actions of north korea are a threat to regional peace and security, international peace and security, and they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation and pressure under united nations sanctions. >> reporter: the security council was quick to condemn the test. it also responded q
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
nations survey shows nearly 3,000 civilians died last year because of armed conflict and terror attacks. u.n. data showed 2,754 civilian deaths were reported. that's a decrease of 377 from 2011. it marks the first decline since u.n. officials began the survey six years ago. they attribute the drop to fewer suicide bombings and a decline in aerial attacks. about 80% of victims died in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents, including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths, or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. however, due to the economic downturn in the west, the present level of financial assistance is insufficient to meet their needs. palestinians are now turning to asia. they believe they can gain knowledge and experience from the region, which will lead to economic growth. nhk world's kohei tsuji explains. ♪ >> reporter: these people in the gaza strip are jubilant after being provided new homes. saudi arabia financed the construction. nearly half of the 4.3 m
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
on the chinese to help adopt a new u.n. security council resolution, authorizing more sanctions against north korea. he's also expected to ask to persuade north korean authorities not to conduct anymore nuclear or missile tests. the problem is chinese leaders urge their allies to hold off on the test, but president north koreans did it anyway. now some people in china want their government to rethink their relationship. here's more from beijing. >> reporter: north korea conducted the nuclear test while people in china were celebrating the lunar new year. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry criticized the action. >> translator: we have released a strong statement regarding north korea's nuclear test. we have made it clear that china is resolutely opposed to this kind of action. >> reporter: this footage was shot in a city in northeast china. people can be seen strolling and going about their business across the border in north korea. the close proximity of the two countries raises concerns in china that its neighbor's nuclear program could undermine security. xi jinping has opposed the
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
and the threats posed by north korea. >> reporter: the u.n. deputy secretary-general, january el eliason, former foreign minister of sweden, has served many years for the united nations in the feed of meditating peace and humanitarian affairs around the world. this is his first visit to japan since he took his post last july. one of the top concerns for the united nations is the crisis in syria. the humanitarian situation of the war-torn country, he says, is becoming more serious by the day. he says the pledges made at the conference for syria in kuwait in january are slow in coming. >> the first one is how important it is for all nations, but in particular the security council and most particularly the permanent members of the security council, is to come to a common position. a common position which would give our mediator a chance to more actively pursue what we want for the time, namely a negotiated transition. we have an absolutely urgent and critical situation in syria right now. four million people are in need of assistance, two million are refugees. we take pledges at conferences and the
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
or access to medical care. we are the valid at one of the u.n. centers where the refugees come to register their names. it's a very important process. you can see them lining up. they come with their whole family and each member of the family has to be present to register their names. that does not give them entitlement to food aid or access to medical services, but that process usually takes maybe one month or two to three months in order for them to verify their status as refugees. only after that can they get food aid and access to medical help. many of the people here -- there's a family and that came from homs a day and a half ago. they've not been able to enter. we have seen other families who opinion three months and still not been registered. the un officer says it is a very important process, because the amount of aid dedicated to the assyrian refugees is limited. they want to make sure it is going to the people most in need. we have to remember between lebanon and syria, thousands of syrian workers have been living in lebanon even before the crisis started in syria. many of them
Feb 12, 2013 5:30am PST
is a violation of u.n. security council resolutions. the un will begin urgent consultations with security partners, calling for a robust response. north carroll's quest for nuclear weapons goes back years. in 1993 it withdrew its support for the nuclear nonproliferation tree pollen. less than 10 years later, pyeongchang admitted that it had a highly enriched uranium program. in 2006, a one-pillich and explosion occurred. the second test was carried out its 2009. last year it successfully launched a satellite into orbit. many believe that was a ballistic missile test. this latest tests has alarmed the international community that the u.n. security council will hold an emergency meeting a few hours from now. james is following developments. >> the un security council has acted very swiftly, calling a special meeting to discuss the situation in north korea. i think there's no doubt that all the countries that sit around the security council table, all 15, will condemn what is happened. the big question is what action will they take? it's worth noting the timing of what has happened. south ko
Feb 22, 2013 5:30am PST
it was caused by u.n. peacekeepers. our diplomatic editor reports from new york. >> for more than two years, the men had been investigating claims that their own peacekeepers started a cholera epidemic that has killed almost 8000 people and infected one in 16 haitians. the scientists have examined the case and they believe the evidence is overwhelming. these pictures show the camp where nepalese soldiers were based and sewage contaminated river. the man has never admitted that they are to blame and they have never apologized. in a bureaucratically worded statement, they say they will not pay compensation claims which amount to hundreds of millions of dollars. totoday, the united nations advise the claimants' representatives that the claims are not receivable pursuant to section 29 of the convention and privileges and immunities of the united nations. >> we have come down to discover what that means. this is the revolution. and never accepted responsibility for the cholera outbreak. what they are now saying is even if it was their fault, they will not pay out money. in fact, they are covered
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
,000 haitians who died of cholera have reacted angrily to the u.n.'s decision to reject their claims for compensation. scientific studies suggest u.n. peace keepers were the source of the outbreak. but the u.n. says it has diplomatic immunity. >> the river that runs through the town is a lifeline for people here to keep them cool, clean, and enrich it is soil. but in october 2010 it became the source of one of the worst health crises this country has ever seen. most likely caused by a sewage leak at this united nations base where soldiers infected with cholera were stationed. within weeks the disease spread throughout the country. eventually killing thousands. one of the victims. >> my son took me to the hospital. they took care of me but i thought i was going to die. >> her youngest daughter did die and she was shocked when she learned that the united nations is now refusing to pay victims like her any damages. >> it's very sad to hear that they won't compensate us. they won't do anything to help us. >> though several independent studies have found strong evidence that peace keepers
Feb 26, 2013 7:30am EST
. >> reporter: the u.n. deputy secretary has servinged many years for the united nations in the field of peace and humanitarian affairs around the world. this is his first visit to japan since he took his post last july. one of the top concerns for the united nations is the crisis in syria. he says it's becoming more serious by the day. he says the pledges made at conference for syria in kuwait in january are slow in coming. >> the first one is how important it is for all nations, but particularly the security council, and the permanent mechanics of the security council, is to come to a common position. a common position which would give our mediator a chance to more actively pursue what we want for the time, namely a negotiated transition. we have an absolutely urgent and critical situation in syria right now. 4 million people need assistance, 2 million are refugees. we take pledges at conferences and then takes a long time before it's dispersed. you know, the reality on the ground is so dramatic now. schools are closed, hospitals are closed and don't have equipment. electricity is out. they
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
, nuclear warheads. >> it was 10 years ago this week, then secretary of state colin powell went to the u.n. to make the case for invading iraq, claiming saddam hussein had a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. six weeks later, the u.s. attack. the wmd's were never found. today we'll speak with media analyst norman solomon and colorado lawrence wilkerson, "with liberty and justice for some: how the law is used to destroy equality and protect the powerful." 's former chief of staff. >> i have admitted to this a number of times publicly and privately, was the person who put together colin powell's presentation on february, five, 2003. probably the biggest mistake of my life. >> u.s. lawmakers are threatening to cut funding to brooklyn college, this will host a forum to mourn at about the palestinian led campaign to boycott and divest from israel. >> extreme radicals, as i said, basically what the state of israel to disappear from the face of the earth. i have a problem with that. they are sponsoring this event. they're supporting ms. event. that is the issue. that is absolutely outrageo
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
, nhk's reporter files this story. >> reporter: the u.n. office on drugs and crime surveyed 6,700 afghan men and women age 18 or over. 50.1% of respondents said they were offered money in 2012. >> the afghan population considers corruption as the number two most important issue immediately after the insecurity problems. >> reporter: the report reports how deep corruption runs in afghan life. respondents on average are offered bribes 5.6 times per year, making an average payment worth $214. hamid karzai has tried to reign in corruption. it's clearly not been made. after an aid conference in tokyo last july, the countries agreed to continue supporting afghanistan on the condition that the government tackle corruption. the u.n. report estimates $3.9 billion of bribes exchanged hands in afghanistan last year. that's equivalent to the annual aid that donor nations have promised to the country until 2015. the report highlights lax government discipline and the questions whether foreign aid is being properly distributed. the report warns that the situation is getting worse. cases of bribery of
Feb 18, 2013 5:30am PST
're not releasing the names, but it's a confidential list they have accumulated that they will present to the u.n. human rights council. will happen then is not clear. this is a great step by trying to identify the individuals. at the same time, there's a political process where the international community is trying to find a comprehensive settlement for the crisis in syria, which may include some kind of safe exit for the people at the helm of power, like president bush are assad. workhese two tracks will alongside each other has to be figured out. >> these accusations of war crimes being committed by both sides are not exactly the things we have not heard before. >> but now we are hearing it from the united nations, from a panel that was set up by the international community. it has legitimacy. it is going to be submitted in an official matter to the u.n. human rights council. this is the highest authority. if there's an international will, these steps could become the first steps in order to bring over these people responsible to justice, to start an official war crimes investigation into thes
Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST
of the korean people, the united states. u.s. representatives led the drive at the u.n. to expand sanctions. security council passed a resolution last month, coming -- or condemning the north koreans for launching a rocket in december. >> translator: the nuclear test was carried out as part of our efforts to protect our security and independence. it is aimed at responding to the ferocious and hostile act of the u.s. to block our right tosatel >> south korean defense officials estimate the explosion measured 6 to 8 kilotons, but they note it was below 10 kilotons when suggest scientists did not achieve full-scale nuclear detonation. experts in seoul say they are preparing for another missile launch. pyongyang celebrates. citizens watched a large screen in public square of the north korean capital. they cheered when the state broadcasts the test a success. >> translator: i am so happy to hear that the nuclear test was successf successful. our country has shown its strong will. it gives us courage. >>> a spokesperson for the south korean defense ministry says north korean authorities issued a
Feb 24, 2013 6:30am EST
of the report, a former chief u.n. war crimes prosecutor says syria should be refused to the icc, the international criminal court. those responsible for such crimes, he says there is a list of the high-level perpetrators, should be prosecuted. >> i would say as a defender of justice, it must be imminent, urgently, because crimes continuing committed in syria and the number of incidents are increasing day to day, so justice must be done. >> the u.n. panel also had this recommendation to the international community. quote, curb the proliferation and supply of weapons, unquote, into syria. >> question, one round robin. the timing of the report helpful or unhelpful to diplomats trying to bring an end to the fighting in syria? mort. >> i think it's helpful. it will inspire some other country to get involved that in war. >> eleanor night. love the u.n. but i think it's largely irrelevant. the next step is really up to our new secretary of state, john kerry, and whether he can draw on his long relationship with assad to try to get him to exile. >> good point. >> i agree completely with
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
but it did not regard u.n. orders to shut down nuclear tests. president obama called a highly provocative act that warrants credible action by the international community. the u.n. security council will hold an emergency meeting on all of this at 9:00 this morning. many say the timing of this blast is not a coincidence. this comes just hours before the president's state of the union address tonight and just ahead of the birthday of the former north korean leader. >> thanks so much president obama is putting the final touches on the state of the union address that he will deliver to a joint session of congress tonight. he will focus primarily on jobs and the economy. the president is expected to touch on other issues like immigration, gun control, and climate change and will urge congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1. 46 degrees right now and still ahead -- concerns that a u.s. consulate in south asia. >> why you should >> welcome back. this is a live look in arlington. we're looking at wilson boulevard and people are already making their way into work. >> ye
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Feb 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the group. hundreds of people were injured in the attacks. the u.n. announced thursday that u.s.-arab league envoy lakhdar brahimi will continue attempting to broker peace in syria, at least through the end of the year. the nine nations refuse to pay compensation to victims of cholera in haiti despite claims it is at fault for an epidemic that claimed nearly a thousand lives. the cholera outbreak that sickened roughly 620,000 haitians has been linked to u.n. peacekeepers who responded to haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake. but the u.n. says it will not pay hundreds of names of dollars sought by thousands of victims and family members. the u.n. spokesperson made the announcement thursday. >> in november 2011, a claim for compensation was brought against the united nations on behalf of victims of the cholera outbreak in haiti. to date, the united nations advised the clemens representatives that the claims are not receivable, pursuant to section 29 of the convention and the privileges and immunities of the united nations. the secretary general again expresses its profound sympathy for the terr
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
. the test came just weeks after a u.n. security council vote imposing additional sanctions against north korea. that u.n. action followed north korea's launch of a satellite in december. the u.s. and others had warned that the rocket could also be used to carry nuclear weapons. today's nuclear test sent the u.n. security council back into emergency meetings to discuss yet more sanctions. u.s. ambassador susan rice. >> the actions of north korea are a threat to regional peace and security, international peace and security. they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation and pressure under united states sanctions. >> brown: in washington a state department official confirmed that pong jiang had informed the u.s. of its intention to test a nuclear device but had given no date. other nations joined in a wave of condemnation including the russian foreign minister who was in south africa. >> from what we have heard today, pyongyang violated its commitment and deserves condemnation because it ignored the norms of international la
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Feb 12, 2013 8:00am PST
-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthel. the u.n. security council in new york just wrapped up an emergency session on this matter. they produced words of condemnation. nothing binding today. u.n. ambassador susan rice was asked earlier if the council would deliver a firm response? her response to the we'll do thl drill. north korea, these provocations do not make north korea more secure. president obama added, in that statement, that he released early this morning. far from achieving its stated goal of becoming a strong and prosperous nation north korea increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through it's ill-advised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. however the regime of kim jong-un already vowed second and third measures of greater intensity if washington presses for new sanctions at the u.n. analysts mean time are busy speculating why the youthful leader chose to conduct the third ses in six years? it to embarass president obama before the state of the union? a parting outgoing shot at the south korean president? a partying present for. also a
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
the drive at the u.n. to expand sanctions. security council passed a resolution last month condemning the north koreans for launching a rocket in december. >> translator: the nuclear test was carried out as part of our efforts to protect our security and independence. it is aimed at responding to the ferocious and hostile act of the u.s. to block our right to legitimately and peacefully launch satellites. >> south korean defense officials estimate the explosion measured 6 to 7 kilotons, but they note it was below 10 kilotons when suggest scientists did not achieve full-scale nuclear detonation. experts in seoul say they are preparing for another missile launch. state media trumpeted the announcement with music. people in pyongyang watched and cheered. citizens watched a large screen in public square of the north korean capital. they cheered when the state broadcasts the test a success. >> translator: i am so happy to hear that the nuclear test was successful. our country has shown its strong will. it gives us courage. >> reporter: from where i stand, three kilometers away from the exp
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
a nuclear test on tuesday in violation of previous u.n. resolutions. abe is set to visit washington later this month to meet with obama in person. >>> obama's new secretary of state gave world leaders a push of his own. john kerry said they need to show they are serious about containing nuclear arms. >> north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program are a threat now to the united states of america because of what they are pursuing specifically as well as to global security and peace. >> kerry says the international community must react to the test with what he called a swift, clear and strong response. he says he's also concerned about the nuclear program in iran. he says iranian and north korean officials have cooperated on nuclear development. >>> north korea's state-run newspaper is defending the nuclear test saying it has reinforced the country's status as a military and nuclear power. the front page editorial in the "rodong sinmun" quotes leader kim jong un calling the test legitimate and refers to it as the people's great work. the newspaper claims the nation's nuclear
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
two weeks after they conducted a missile test in direct defiance of u.n. security council resolutions. >> the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting to address the issue. even china, north korea's long-time ally, has expressed firm opposition to the nuclear tests. we'll have more on this breaking story later on on "gma." >>> we turn to a change of the top of the catholic church. pope benedict made the bombshell announcement he is stepping down. >> at age 85, the pope says he cannot keep up with the job. nick schifrin joins us from rome with more. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. pope benedict is a shy leader. but he's unpredictable, unprecedented. and it might just guarantee his legacy. at 85, he is silver-haired and cerebral and says he simply can't keep up. pope benedict xvi tells his cardinals in latin, quote, i had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. in the last year, benedict grew increasingly frail. >> he certainly slowed down a bit. you could tell he had trouble negotiating steps.
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
to test another bomb knowing that a punishment from the u.n. is coming. u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice condemns the test. >> the actions korea are a threat to regional and national peace and security and they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation. >> reporter: in december, north korea successfully launched a long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching the united states. members of the united nations security council are hoping china will be willing to take action against its ally for violating the ban against nuclear activity. south koreans staged angry protests calling on international powers to destroy the north korea's nuclear facilities. japan's prime minister asked u.s. ambassador john roos to help with new sanctions against north korea. the ambassador promised the u.s. will honor its defense commitment to its allies in asia. north korea has warned the u.s. not to interfere. ines ferre, cbs news, the united nations. >>> today the vatican acknowledged that t
Feb 19, 2013 2:30am PST
than 70 thousand estimated dead in syria, the investigators are recommending the u.n. security council acts urgently. they find that evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including accounts of massacres, executions, torture, even sexual abuse against children by both opposition forces and the syrian government. member nations of the u.n. are expected to discuss the report when they meet next month at the human rights council. meanwhile, "the new york times" may revisit the plans to become involved in the conflict, including possibly arming the syrian rebels. president obama has been reluctant to take that action, describing what they call nonlethal assistance, as well as humanitarian aid. >>> and national average of gas at 3.73 a gallon. in fact, fuel prices have climbed for the last 32 days. experts blame an increase in demand. several refineries have shut down. that is another reason, just some of the contributing factors that they credit at this point. >>> the coast guard now says a leak in the fuel line caused the fire that all by crippled the carnival cruise ship, tr
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
of this mission to an african or u.n. force. whoever takes over, there will likely be a foreign military presence in mali for some time to come. al-jazeera, timbuktu. >> on that note, what happens now as far as military operations are concerned? >> well, the push north continues and it is getting to a tricky stage now. the town of kedal is proving difficult. french special forces there have been but the town is not fully secured yet and then there are vast stretches of desert terrain to the north. all of this area still potentially hospitable to the rebels. within 50 kilometers of timbuktu, there are rebel elements out there. this is obviously a task which is going to take a long time and may never be possible to complete it entirely given the porous nature of the borders. the next thing the french are looking for is a more substantial deployment by west african forces, possibly ultimately coming under a u.n. umbrella but when president hollande talks about the french staying until the territorial integrity of mali has returned and west african troops are on the ground, we can safely predict fran
Feb 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
these figures the u.n. mentions are alarming indeed. jordan, turkey, and lebanon are hosting the largest number of syrians in the region. in jordan, only -- over 55,000 arrived in january alone. we have not seen such an influx of this size and one month since the start of the conflict, so it is an alarming and large number at the dedication the security situation inside syria is deteriorating. it's an indication the government is increasing its aerial bombardment of syrian cities and that is what refugees have told us. it is also an indication that the displaced syrians inside the country, there is no where safety "except the closest borders and they're having to flee forcibly because they cannot stay inside syria. this is putting all lot of strain on jordan. jordan is suffering from its own economic crisis and is unable to shoulder this responsibility alone. they have repeatedly called on the international community to raise aid to the refugee community. there were riots in inside the police. refugee camp in jordan. while refugees were queuing to receive assistance from a norwegian charity age
Feb 13, 2013 5:30am PST
, which in recent days [indiscernible] while the u.n. security council is promising a corporate measures, in the past such efforts have not prevented north korea from pursuing its nuclear program. >> heavily-armed separatist fighters have launched a major assault on a military base in southern thailand. government troops fought off the attackers, killing 16 of them. it happened in a region that sees almost daily fighting from rebels and soldiers in bacho district of narathiwat province. greg mourad and 50 gunmen attempted to storm a marine base in southern thailand, one of the most brazen attacks by muslim separatist groups in the deep south since the movement started in 2004. using assault rifles, some of them even more body armor as the attack came in the early morning. >> things that distinguish this attack from others like it is the death toll, a large number of militants killed in this attack is unlike previous attacks. our understanding is that it's because the military was tipped off in advance. >> officials say while the attack was deadly for the fighters, none of the marines wer
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
. the u.n. security council gathered for an emergency meeting and condemned the act. the underground test triggered an earthquake that measured about 5.0. it was done ducted against orders by the u.n. to stop all atomic activity or face more sanctions. >> the test is a clear and grave violation of the resolutions of the security council. together with the rest of the international community, i have repeatedly called on the due leadership of pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons. >> the white house responded saying the move by north korea is a highly provocative act that threatens international peace. president obama is expected to talk about north korea's nuclear test during tonight's state of the union address. >>> witnesses said it sounded like a war zone in a vallejo neighborhood. dozens of gunshots rang out on eastwood street last night, five people were shot. one of them has died from his injuries. tara moriarty has new information on what may have sparked the violence. >> reporter: distraught family members arrived back to the home this morning. >> i just moved here like a month ago.
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
about the committed wealth of the premier. the new u.n. report says that israeli settlements in the occupied territories of violate the rights of palestinians. they claim the settlements are systematically driving palestinians off of the land and subjected them to discrimination and intimidation. israel has responded by calling the report and the u.n. human rights council biased. the french defense minister says that three weeks of air strikes have left islamist rebels scattered and disarray. france's military operation to reclaim northern mali has been swift and successful, but the conflict is not over yet. people from the south are joining the battle and many are seeking revenge for atrocities committed during the straight islamist rule. >> ready to die for their country, these young men appear to go home. for months, they have been training in this camp south of the front line, bruising over what happened last year. and that is when rebels came to their home in timbuktu. >> they tied up the head of the family and then raped his wife in front of him and then his daughter. >
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
to be its most part all nuclear test yet. the u.n. called it a threat to national security. a man had coming to a close. police are involved in a shootout with a fugitive officer. president obama prepares his state of the union address. can he persuade those who did not vote for him? >> why should we? he is just the opposite of what we believe it. . >> welcome to our viewers on public television. tonight condonation is being leveled in north korea after they carried out a nuclear missile test in defiance of the united nations warnings. hours before president obama delivers his state of the union address, the white house calls it a highly provocative act. even the only major ally china is expecting from opposition. from south korea, and david reports. >> in an isolated paranoid nation this was hailed as a moment of national pride. >> this proves how great our military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite
Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm EST
testtd a -33 puclear weapon overnight... disrrgarding u-n sscuurty ccuncil orders. orders.this is north korea's first with the country under control of its new leader - kim jong un, who assumed. jennifer davis s in pashingtonnwith reacttonn & reaction. 3 3 in thh wakeeof news that nortt korea has successfully tessed a nucllar weapon --the u-n security council holds an & pmergency meeting - condemningg the test, promising ffrther action.rice says: "north korea's continued work on its nuclear and missile proorams, &pserioussy undermines reeional -3 and international peaae and secuuity, aad threatees he security of a number of &couutries iicluding the nited &&pstates." orrh koreans celebrated the undergroundd & tst thaa triggered an - earthquakk around 5 point 00 the communiit overnment says the device was pminiaaurized.. hat means it could be placcd onna ballistii missile warhead 3 nationnis working onaaaa&& & and potentialll reach countries as ffr away as the u--. china, who has defendeddpyongyang's actions 3 test w
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